Love is in the air!
A booklist on romance, relationships, and friendship! Recommended for 6th – 12th graders.
Chapman, Gary. Teen’s Guide to the 5 Love Languages. Includes a straightforward guide on the 5 love languages and practical tips for how to apply each language in a teen’s context.
Eastham, Chad. The Truth about Breaking Up, Making Up, & Moving On. Explains why some people find happiness and others heartache, when to break up and when to make up. A Christian faith-based relationship guide.
Albertalli, Becky. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical but when his secret is at risk of being exposed, Simon must decide what to do about a cute guy and his friends.
Cass, Kiera. The Siren. Forced to work as a Siren and lure strangers to their deaths after being rescued from drowning by the Ocean, Kahlen falls in love with a human and defies the rules of her service in order to follow her heart.
Nakano, Hitori. Train Man: The Novel or Densha Otoko. An instant bestseller when it was first published in Japan, Train Man became a multimedia sensation, generating a smash-hit TV series, a blockbuster film, and multiple manga series. Now here’s the novel that started it all.
Niven, Jennifer. Holding Up the Universe. A boy with face blindness and a girl who struggles with weight fall in love.
Silvera, Adam. History Is All You Left Me. Secrets are revealed as OCD-afflicted Griffin grieves for his first love, Theo, who died in a drowning accident.
Yoon, Nicola. Everything Everything. A girl confined to her house by rare and profound allergies falls hopelessly in love with her new neighbor, in a story told through vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists and illustrations.
Popular YA Romance Series:
- Anna and the French Kiss series by Stephanie Perkins
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han
- A Bride’s Story by Kaoru Mori (Graphic Novel)
- The Glittering Court series by Richelle Mead
- Honey So Sweet series by Amu Meguro (Graphic Novel)
- If I Stay series by Gayle Forman
- Kamisama Kiss by Julietta Suzuki (Graphic Novel)
- The Selection series by Kiera Cass
- The Summer I Turned Pretty series by Jenny Han
Popular YA Romance Authors:
- Jenny Han
- Rachel Cohn
- Maurene Goo
- Rainbow Rowell
- Sarah Dessen
- Kami Garcia
- Deb Caletti
- Kiera Cass
- Aylson Noel
- Stephanie Perkins
- David Leviathan
- Richelle Mead
- Nicola Yoon
Compiled from Novelist and Amazon.